The Desperate Hour [AKA Lakewood] (2021, dir. Phillip Noyce)

A frantic mother out jogging struggles to find out about a shooting at her son’s school. This real time-ish thriller overbalances eventually into implausibility and well-meaning didacticism, but is well-sustained, impressively acted and directed, and fully explores resourcefulness under pressure.

Here’s the trailer.

Author: Eamonn

Writes. Latest: 2019: East of England - a noir thriller. Other books: Benches of Louth (2018); Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017); Torc, (2016); The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

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